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Schockemoehle Anatomic Bridle Collection Compared

The anatomical bridle collection by Schockemoehle Sports has been expanding since its initial launch in early 2017. Whether you are looking for a snaffle or a double, with 1 brow band or 2 brow bands, with or without fleece padded nose band, rolled or flat leather, brown or black, we have a bridle for you.

In fact, this collection now includes a new style of snaffle bridles, i.e. without a flash.  Go ahead and explore what bridle works for you. You will not go wrong with any of these. These high quality anatomic bridles have become extremely popular across levels of dressage competition, whether you are just starting out or grand prix level.

Why Equitus Alpha is the Bridle Of The Year

The table below serves as a guide for you to select the right bridle from this collection.

 

Model

Type

Flat/Rolled

Bling Browband

# of Browbands

Fleece Noseband

Price

Equitus AlphaSnaffleFlatNo1No$329
Equitus BetaSnaffleFlatNo1No$390
Equitus DeltaSnaffle w/o FlashFlatNo1No$329
Equitus ZetaSnaffleFlat441YES$329
ConcordSnaffleFlatYes2No$329
StanfordSnaffleFlatNo1No$329
MilanDoubleFlatYes1No$339
VeniceDoubleRolledYes1No$339
MalibuSnaffleRolledYes1No$329
SlimfordSnaffle w/o FlashRolledNo1No$329

 

 

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Schockemoehle Sports 2018 Show Jumping and Hunter Bridle Collection

Schockemoehle Sports Hunter Bridle Fancy Stitched Anatomic Padded Bridle - Montreal

On the heels of their hugely popular Anatomical Dressage Bridle collection, comes the new Show Jumping and Hunter Bridle collection. Applying the same simple concept of “comfort of the horse is prime”, the new collection is destined to be just as popular as the dressage collection.

Anatomical Design

Schockemoehle Sports’ approach to tack in general has been of placing the utmost importance to the comfort and welfare of the horse. This guiding principle is reflected in the make of these new items. The new bridles incorporate the anatomical design while still keeping the traditional look. Small changes introduced at the most important impact points make all the difference.

High Quality Soft and Durable Leather

One of the little known facts about Schockemoehle Sports is their selection of the best bridle leather. It does not need to be oiled before use. The tack is ready to be used from Day 1 without any oil or conditioning.

Mix and Match

One of the most exciting changes from this new show jumping and hunter collection is the ability to buy bridle pieces. Yes, you do not have to buy a bridle in Full Size if it does not fit your horse. You can buy the individual parts (headpiece, noseband, browband and cheek pieces) in different sizes and assemble it to make your horse a bridle that fits perfectly. Obvious as it may be, this concept is truly revolutionary and freeing. You are free to pick a cob sized headpiece with full size cheek pieces. The bridle is easy to assemble in less than a minute.

What’s in the 2018 collection?

One of the long awaited bridles from Schockemoehle has been the anatomical hunter bridle. While gently introducing the anatomical concept to the hunter world, Schockemoehle delivers another big win: ultra-soft leather. When you first get this bridle, you will be amazed by the softness of the leather. Unlike other brands, the leather does not need to be oiled prior to use.

  1. Anatomical Padded Hunter Bridle “Montreal”

The Montreal combines ulta-high quality leather with the traditional design for the hunter ring. The browband and noseband are padded and marked with fancy stitching.

Schockemoehle Sports Hunter Bridle Fancy Stitched Anatomic Padded Bridle - Montreal
Schockemoehle Sports Hunter Bridle Fancy Stitched Anatomic Padded Bridle – Montreal

2. Padded Anatomical Hunter Jumper Bridle with detachable Flash Noseband “Tokyo”

Schockemoehle Sports Anatomic Hunter Bridle with Removable Flash Strap "Tokyo" - Brown
Schockemoehle Sports Anatomic Hunter Bridle with Removable Flash Strap “Tokyo” – Brown

3. Anatomical Padded Figure 8 Mexican Noseband Bridle

Schockemoehle Sports Figure 8 Padded Anatomical Noseband - Brown
Schockemoehle Sports Figure 8 Padded Anatomical Noseband – Brown

4. Dura-Soft Grip Rubber Reins with Embedded Stoppers

One of the bestselling reins for this season, these grippy reins are being welcomed by riders of all disciplines. The reins are lined with grippy rubber on the one side and leather on the other side. Embedded stoppers are spacced approx. 4 inches apart.

Schockemoehle Sports Dura Soft Reins Black
Schockemoehle Sports Dura Soft Reins Black

5. Anatomical Padded Leather Halter “Ulm”

The padded anatomical leather halter “Ulm” is a simple halter made from high quality leather. Stainless Steel Hardware.

Padded Leather Halter "Ulm" by Schockemoehle Sports
Padded Leather Halter “Ulm” by Schockemoehle Sports

With a simple bridle collection, Schockemoehle Sports is bringing their reputation for high quality and expert craftsmanship into the hunter ring.

We want to hear from you. So far, our experience with these bridles has been fantastic! Customers have pre-orders these bridles. The Montreal bridle has been especially well-received. Compared to other much higher priced products, the bridle exceeds in the quality of the leather and overall feel.

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Why Equitus Alpha is the Bridle Of The Year

Schockemoehle Sports Equitus Alpha Anatomic Bridle - Explanation of how it works

There has been a recent trend towards anatomic bridles, particularly in dressage. Dressage is the most nuanced of all equestrian disciplines. Controlled and accurate movements require precise timing and co-ordination between horse and rider. Small details come into play and become bigger factors.

One such not-so-small detail is the comfort of your horse’s neck, ears, facial nerves. If the horse experiences excessive pressure on its ears, neck or facial nerves, the ride will not be smooth. In fact, you may not even know the reason why after seemingly doing all the right things and training aids, you are not getting optimal performance.

Schockemoehle Sports Equitus Alpha Anatomic Bridle - Explanation of how it works
Schockemoehle Sports Equitus Alpha Anatomic Bridle – Explanation of how it works

Look closer and you may find the issue. Your horse may be feeling excessive pressure on its facial nerves or neck. That may explain why it is not performing to its fullest potential. This is where anatomic bridles comes in. The term “anatomic” has been somewhat misused to imply as if it solves all the problems.

Not too long ago, PS Of Sweden introduced its own line of anatomic bridles. They have been very successful and our customers have been quite pleased with them. Read Pressure Relief with PS Of Sweden Bridles 

New for this season, is the new line of anatomic bridles from Schockemoehle Sports. These bridles have been designed from the ground up. Schockemoehle Sports has a deep expertise in the design and production of bridles. Their forte has traditionally been dressage bridles. This year, the Anatomic line by Schockemoehle Sports is a novel approach to solve the problems centered around the comfort of the horse. The idea is that if the horse is comfortable and fully relaxed, then it will perform at its highest level without too many training aids.

See for yourself in the picture below how the Equitus Alpha bridle delivers on all its promises.

Schockemoehle Sports Anatomic Bridle Equitus Alpha - Black/Silver
Schockemoehle Sports Anatomic Bridle Equitus Alpha – Black/Silver

What makes the bridle “anatomic”?

The big factor in this equation is the bridle. Schockemoehle Sports Anatomic Bridles all have the following features:

  • Softly Padded Headpiece with Anatomic Shape
  • Curved Caveson bypasses the main facial nerve
  • Curved Browband allows full movement of eyes and ears
  • Flashstrap position enables un-restricted breathing

Not only has Schockemoehle Sports delivered a hit product with real useful application, the quality of the bridles is top notch. From carefully selected leather to accurate stitching, it is hard to find a fault in these bridles. With so many happy and pleased customers, this is a testament to the reputation of Schockemoehle Sports’ leather work.

Explore the Full Line of Anatomic Dressage Bridles by Schockemoehle Sports

If you are interested in further research on the topic, check out the details of each of the 8 anatomic dressage bridles from Schockemoehle.

Feedback

So far, the anatomic bridles from Schockemoehle have been received very well in Wellington (and all over United States). One look at the bridle and you can see how it benefits your horse and ultimately your riding experience. No need for bulky nosebands that restrict breathing. No need to rig up your existing bridle with solutions that may only worsen the situation. What do you think? We want to hear from you. Leave us a comment. Do you own one of these bridles?

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Spur to a new level with Flex On Interchangeable Spurs “No Spur Straps Needed”!

Flex On Eper On Interchangeable Spur - Blue

We have all observed the evolution of spurs over the last 2 years. The interchangeable spurs have made a big splash on the riding circuit. These spurs allow the rider to not carry a multitude of individual spurs for different horses. Instead, the interchangeable spur ends provide all the spurs you need. With different spur-ends, you can easily switch back and forth between different mounts. Whether the attachment mechanism is magnetic (for example the Mandtis Spur Set) or its screw-on (for example the Makebe Spur Set), changing spurs has become a lot easier than before.

The objective of this article is to educate you on how the Flex On Interchangeable Spurs work. By the time you finish reading this article, you will have all your questions answered. You will be able to compare the various options available for Interchangeable Spurs, whether it be the Mandtis Spur Set or Makebe Spur Set or Flex On Interchangeable Spurs.

Spur Revolution : Who needs spur straps?

The Flex On Interchangeable Spurs are one of a kind, in that they do not require spur straps. The clean minimalist design seems so obvious now. Why do you need Spur Straps when you can just snap them on? No more marking your boots with the rubbing of the spur straps or the buckle digging into your ankle!

Questions and Answers

How do I know what size to order?

The spurs are sized according to boot sizes.

The Spurs come in 4 different sizes to accommodate different foot sizes:

  • Small (for shoe sizes EU36-EU37, USA Women’s Sizes 6.5 – 7)
  • Medium (for shoe sizes EU38-EU41, USA Women’s Sizes 7.5 – 10, USA Men’s Sizes 6 – 8)
  • Large (for shoe sizes EU42-EU44, USA Women’s Sizes 10.5 and up , USA Men’s Sizes 8.5 – 10.5)
  • Extra Large (for shoe sizes EU 45-EU46, USA Men 11.5 and higher)

How Do The Flex On Interchangeable Spurs Work?

The Flex On Spurs are meant to be slipped onto the back of your boots. Once you get used to slipping them on, you will notice the time savings vs traditional spurs.

Here is a video showing you how easy it is to put these spurs on:

The spurs themselves are light weight and very pleasing to look at. The aesthetics of these spurs makes them so much more attractive. The construction of the spurs enables them to stay in place attached to your boots. They are made from anti-slip rubber and plastic composite.

Do the Flex On Spurs work with any boots?

Yes, almost all boots, with the exception of those that do not have a heel. The Flex On Spurs work by attaching the plastic piece below the heel part of the boots. So most traditional boots are compatible with these spurs. However, boots that do not have a well defined heel.

What colors are the Flex On Spurs available?

The Flex On Spurs are available in a variety of colors, including Black, Blue, Navy, Red, Pink, Brown, Light Gray, Dark Grey, Pink and White.

Flex On Eper On Interchangeable Spur - Dark Grey
Flex On Eper On Interchangeable Spur – Dark Grey
Flex On Eper On Interchangeable Spur - Blue
Flex On Eper On Interchangeable Spur – Blue
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs - Navy
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs – Navy
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs - Grey
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs – Grey
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs - Brown
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs – Brown
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs - Black
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs – Black
Flex On Eper On Interchangeable Spurs - Orange
Flex On Eper On Interchangeable Spurs – Orange
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs - White
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs – White
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs - Red
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs – Red
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs - Pink
Flex On Interchangeable Snap-On Spurs – Pink

 

 

Are the Flex On Spurs allowed in Hunter Competition?

As far as we know, there is no limitation on the use of these spurs. From dressage to show jumping and hunter riders, everyone has adopted these well. However, each competition and its officiating staff is different. So we would recommend that you check with your technical judges prior to purchase.

Conclusion

The latest innovative product to hit the equestrian market is from Flex On. Completely re-thought from the ground up. Have you used these spurs? What are your thoughts? We would like to know. Leave us a comment below!

 

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Express your individuality with Custom Shock Absorbing Stirrups by Flex On

Flex On Green Composite Stirrups - Black with Pink Elastomers

We all dress differently. We like different colors and styles. That reflects in our choices of clothing, boots, helmets, show jackets, show shirts. If you have ever wondered about custom stirrups, your quest has just ended.

Read about our custom offerings

Custom Dressage Boots by Tucci

Samshield Custom Helmet Designer

Custom Dressage Shadbelly

Customize your Stirrups

Today, we announce the Custom Shock Absorbing Stirrups by Flex On. Flex On has been producing the shock absorbing stirrups for about 3 years. During these 3 years, the stirrups have gained a solid following. From professionals to amateurs, adults to junior riders, the customers are raving about how the stirrups help keep their feet in the right position.

The biggest benefit of the stirrups is for those that have any knee, back, ankles or lower leg pain. If you suffer from any after pain from riding, this stirrups may help you tremendously. They are designed to absorb the shock instead of letting it travel to your lower body. The pain usually emanates from that shock.

We can now offer you full control over the design of your stirrups. You can select the color of the frame, then select the footboard (incline or flat, regular grip or ultra grip), color of the elastomers (shock absorbing bulbs). To top it off, you can select flags or colors for the magnetic sticker inserts that attach to the top of your stirrups.

Now you longer have to guess or fear what your custom stirrups will look like when they arrive. Thanks to our Custom Flex On Stirrup Designer, you can visualize your custom stirrups prior to ordering.

Custom Flex On Stirrups Designer

4 Steps to Customize your Flex On Stirrups

Step 1.

Select the Color of the Frame.

Step 2.

Select the Footrest

Step 3.

Select the Tread

Step 4.

Select the  color of Shock Absorbers

Step 5.

Select the Personalization Stickers. You have choice of different flags (show your national pride) or colored patterns. Download this PDF to see all the possible colors and flags.

 

Examples of Customization

We have done quite a few of these custom stirrups for our customers. Here is a gallery so you can draw inspiration.

Black with Pink Elastomers, Inclined Ultra Grip
Blue with Green Elastomers, Inclined Grip
Black with Green Elastomers and Inclined Ultra Grip
Orange with Black Elastomers, Inclined Ultra Grip

Let us know what you would design for your custom stirrups. Show us your favorite stirrup colors. How would you design your stirrups to match the rest of your gear?